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Business brisk as Salt River First Nation opens Tim Hortons in Fort Smith

There’s now one more place in the Northwest Territories to get a double-double, as the Salt River First Nation has opened a new Tim Hortons on their reserve land in Fort Smith.

Although the restaurant — attached to the Petro Canada gas station on Salt River reserve land — doesn’t celebrate its grand opening until next week, Allen Stanzell, the CEO of the Salt River First Nation, says the community response has been “a little overwhelming,” with lines a regular occurrence at the new coffee shop.